45% of registered voters cast ballots in 2024 Presidential Elections: NEA

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Dec 2023

The Executive Director of Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) Ahmed Bendari announced Monday that around 45% of the total number of eligible voters registered in Egypt's elections database have cast their ballots as of the second voting day of the three-day presidential elections.

Egyptians arrive at a polling station to cast their ballots in the presidential election in Cairo at the Technical Institute in Boulaq district on December 10, 2023. AFP


A total of 67 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the elections, according to the NEA.

This percentage represents over 30 million Egyptians, who cast their votes in the presidential elections.

Bendari's statements came during a video conference with several electoral officials and supervisors while following up on the second day of voting.

The head of the NEA Judge Hazem Badawy affirmed early Monday the NEA's keenness to closely follow the voting process across all electoral committees, in all governorates, and at all times.

Badawy also expressed the NEA's readiness to receive and address any complaints.

The electoral committees are opening their doors to eligible voters from 9am to 9pm on 10, 11, & 12 December 2023.

The presidential candidates, including the frontrunner and incumbent president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, cast their votes early Sunday at their respective polling stations.

El-Sisi, seeking reelection for the third time, faces competition from three other candidates in this election.

Farid Zahran, the leader of the leftist opposition Social Democratic Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, who represents the Wafd Party and Hazem Omar, the candidate from the People's Republican Party. 

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